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Loss & Grief

In Childbearing

At ____ and above we provide a death certificate 20 weeks and above
Common initial triad for grief Guilt, blame, anger
Phases of grief 1) Shock/numbness, 2) yearning/searching, 3) disoriented/disorganized, 4) resolution/reorganization
Role of RN in communication Offer your presence, ask "is there anything I can do for you", ACKNOWLEDGE the loss, identify the baby by name
During labor, we communicate by providing ___ terms and _____ descriptions; walking ____ Simple terms; clear descriptions; step by step
Role of RN in care (besides communication) 1) Provide time to grieve, 2) interpret normal feelings, 3) allow for individual differences, 4) address cultural/spiritual needs of parents, 5) attend to physical comfort
If a parent wants to see their dead baby, we would do the following Bath with baby lotion, dress them, showcase hands/beauty, keep mementos on unit, provide privacy, allow visits from famil/friends, pictures
True or false: we can assist in funeral arrangements for the baby True
Created by: lapio-obgyn